Alliance chair Murray Taggart says following the company's annual returns it is now in a position to repay the remaining balance of the wage subsidy.

After being dogged by claims about its entitlement to the wage subsidy, the country’s largest meat processor will now fully pay it back.

 
MPI is telling farmers to get up to speed with animal welfare regulations.

MPI is warning sheep farmers to get up to speed with new animal welfare regulations relating to the docking of sheep which come into force at the end of May. 

Peter Reidie.

Late last year, Farmlands chief executive Peter Reidie announced he’d resigned to take on a new job heading up Sanfords – New Zealand’s largest fishing company.

 
NZIAHS president Jon Hickford says scientists are getting hot under the collar over the way regenerative agriculture was being uncritically embraced.

New Zealand agriculture doesn't need "the latest fad from America," according to New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS) president, Jon Hickford.

MIA chief execuitve Sirma Karapeeva says she has heard no reports of issues when Brexit changes took effect.

Contingency planning by the New Zealand meat industry appears to have paid off as Brexit took effect on January 1.

Rural insurance company FMG claims data has shown that January is the time when thieves are out and about looking to relieve farmers and rural dwellers of their property.

Despite Covid-19-related processing restrictions and a widespread drought in the first half of 2020, sheep and beef farmers despite achieved a near record 130.3% lambing percentage, slightly lower than spring 2019 where 131% lambing was achieved.

A leading food and drink consumer researcher says Covid-19 has caused a significant shift in people's priorities when it comes to buying food - with sustainability now becoming a top priority.

NZ's primary sector's strong commitment to sustainability holds the key to the country obtaining a quality, comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union.

Zespri and Plant and Food Research are discussing forming a 50/50 joint venture to fast track the development of breeding new cultivars of kiwifruit.

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